Obama’s Judgement Day–Compared to Mine

I read with interest how the media seemed to claim that yesterday, June 27th, was supposed to have been judgement day for Obamacare.

It was on that date that political pundits universally predicted the Supreme Court would strike down either all or part of the new Health Care Law.

Well…the day came and went.

No decision yet.

Here’s the bottom line.

You and I–and even the President, still have to live through each day.

Everything we did yesterday and will do today, will come under some form of judgement.

We’re judged by our co-workers.

We’re judged by our bosses.

We’re judged by our wives…(God don’t I know it…note on our refrigerator this week…’Jim please hang two picture’s in bedroom–40’th request.’)

Check out an excerpt from today’s Old Testament reading in 2 Kings 24;

Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned three months in Jerusalem.
He did evil in the sight of the LORD,
just as his forebears had done.
At that time the officials of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,
attacked Jerusalem, and the city came under siege.

When we do evil of any kind, we’re always doing it in the sight of the Lord.

Whether you say you believe in God or not–evil is evil.

A lie is a lie, a theft is a theft, an unfair criticism is a…you know what I mean.

God, who loves us enough to have sent His Son to die on a cross for our sins, still must allow our mistakes to take their course, so that we learn from them.

When a toddler tries to reach up and touch a hot stove, is a parent being cruel if they swat at his fingers, just seconds before he reaches the burner?

The child, in his limited understanding thinks so, because he saw his parent strike him.

God, in His omniscience and endless love for us, cannot help but correct us when we sin. 

If He didn’t He wouldn’t be God.

When we do right, (learning from and then correcting our mistakes) like when I hung those two pictures last night, it might cause God to smile with approval.

That’s as gratifying as a nod from our domestic bosses…even though those are much harder to earn.


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